Materials: Clark's O.N.T. Knitting and Crochet Cotton, 10 balls of color 116 Blossom Pink and 1 ball of White. For blouse only, 3 balls of Pink and 1 ball of White. Milward's steel crochet hook No. 3 or 4.
Gauge: 4 sts equal 1 inch; 4 rows equal 1 inch.
For different size or shaping turn to directions on patternbook page.
Back: With Pink, ch 122, turn. (Or slightly more than half the waist measurement.) 1st row: 1 s c in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 st of foundation ch, 1 s c in next. Repeat from * to end of row. Ch 2, turn. (Work should now fit back half of waistline closely.) 2nd to 24th rows incl: 1 s c under ch-1 of previous row, * ch 1, skip s c, 1 s c under next ch-1. Repeat from * to end of row. Do not break off. This completes waist band.
Body: 1st row: * 1 knot st (to make knot st, draw loop on hook out ⅛ inch, draw thread through, making a ch st of it. Put hook between loop and single thread of this ch and make an s c.) Skip ch-1 of previous row, 1 s c in next s c. Repeat from * to end of row. Ch 2, turn. 2nd to 36th rows incl: 1 knot st. 1 sc in loop of 1st knot st of previous row. * 1 knot st, 1 s c in loop of next knot st, and repeat from * to end of row. Ch 2, turn. (Work should now measure about 8¼ inches from top of waistband.) 37th and 38th rows: Begin to shape armholes. Decrease 2 knot sts at beginning and 2 knot sts at end of each row. (To decrease 2 knot sts, sl st to 3rd knot st and continue working to within 2 knot sts from end of row.) Ch 2, turn. ** 39th row: Attach White, decrease 1 knot st at beginning and 1 knot st at end of row. Ch 2, turn. 40th row: Make row of knot sts with no decreases. 41st and 42nd rows: Pick up Pink and make row of knot sts. No decreases. 43rd to 62nd rows incl: Repeat from ** 5 more times. Fasten off. (Last stripe should be Pink.)
Front: With Pink, ch 132, and work the waistband same as back. Then alternate knot sts and s c's across band and continue back and forth for 38 rows. Underarm measurement should correspond with that of back. 39th row: Attach White. Decrease 1 knot st at beginning and 1 knot st at end of row. 40th row: No decreases. 41st and 42nd rows: Pick up Pink, and work across. No decreases. 43rd and 44th rows: Pick up White and work across. 45th to 56th rows incl: Pick up Pink. Divide front of blouse in half, to find center front for opening, and work back and forth to center front only, alternating colors every two rows as done for back. Depth of opening will be about 2½ inches, with 3 stripes of Pink and 3 stripes of White. 57th to 64th rows incl: Take up Pink, and work to within 3 inches of opening, alternating colors for stripes as before. Last stripe made should be of White. Break off thread. Attach Pink to other side front of blouse at armhole side and work same as other side of front. (Follow directions for rows 45 to 64 incl.)
Sleeve Band: With Pink, ch 97, turn. 1st to 10th rows incl: Same as for waistband of blouse.
Puffed Sleeve: 1st row: * 1 knot st, skip ch-1 of previous row, 1 s c in next s c, and repeat from * to end of row (48 knot sts in row). Ch 2 turn. 2nd row: Increase 1 knot st every 7th st by putting 2 knot sts in 1 loop. Ch 2, turn. 3rd row: Increase 1 knot st every 8th st. Ch 2, turn. 4th to 8th rows incl: Work across with no increases. 9th and 10th rows: Decrease 2 knot sts at beginning and 2 knot sts at end of each row. 11th row: Attach White. Decrease 1 knot st at beginning and 1 knot st at end of row. 12th row: No decreases. 13th to 20th rows incl: Pick up Pink. Decrease 1 knot st at beginning and 1 knot st at end of every first row of new stripe. Alternate stripes. There should be 3 White stripes and 2 Pink stripes. 21st to 24th rows incl: Pick up Pink and decrease 1 knot st at beginning and 1 knot st at end of row. Make second sleeve to correspond. Sew up shoulder seams and side seams from waistband to armholes. Fit in sleeves, having the contrasting stripes in sleeves match those in back and front of blouse. Whip in place. Finish neck edge with row of knot sts, and down front opening, make 3 loops of ch-5 each on right side, and s c up left side. Make 4 loops of ch-5 each on front waistband. Sew 4 buttons on back waistband to correspond. These may be crocheted to match blouse.
Skirt: Back: Ch 100 (or slightly more than half your waist measurement). 1st row: Work same as 1st row of body of blouse. (50 knot sts). Ch 2, turn. 2nd to 10th rows incl: Work evenly. 11th to 150th rows incl: Increase 1 knot st and s c every 3rd row, placing increases so they do not come over each other, and distributing them evenly. (To increase, work into one loop, 1 knot st, s c, 1 knot st, s c). If hip measurement is larger than this gradual increase takes care of, make additional increases as felt necessary. 150th to 160th rows incl: Work evenly. Fasten off when skirt is desired length.
Front: Work same as back, but start with a ch one-inch longer than for back. Sew side seams. Make tr sps across top and insert elastic.
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